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AMAZON RAINFORESTS: Deforestation, Mining rises again in Brazil's Amazon Impacting Ecosystems, Climate, devastating indigenous communities

AMAZON RAINFORESTS: Deforestation, Mining rises again in Brazil's Amazon Impacting Ecosystems, Climate, devastating indigenous communities | APES | Scoop.it

1. INDIGENOUS ISSUES

2. FORESTS

3. AGRICULTURE

4. OIL & GAS

5. GOLD MINING

6.  DAMS

 

Ecowatch, December 30, 2013
▶  AMAZON DEFORESTATION, MINING, AGRICULTURE AND HYDROPOWER THREATEN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AMERICAN CONTINENT http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/30/amazon-deforestation-threatens-south-americas-water/

 

Redd Monitor, October 31, 2014
▶  BRAZIL'S DEFORESTATION SOARED BY 290% IN SEPTEMBER 2014 - WHAT NEXT?  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/10/31/what-next-brazils-deforestation-soared-by-290-in-september-2014/

 

Thomson Reuters Foundation, December 02, 2014
-▶  IGNORING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS IN AMAZON FUELS GLOBAL WARMING  STUDY. More than half the carbon in the Amazon region could be released into the atmosphere unless indigenous land rights are protected.

Indigenous territories and protected natural areas across nine South American countries account for more than half the carbon stored in the Amazon, the study published in the journal Carbon Management reported. http://www.trust.org/item/20141202185859-3guhn/

 

Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html

 

Associated Press, September 16, 2014
▶ INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN BRAZIL FACING DEFORESTATION, JOBLESSNESS SEEK OUT CITIES, END UP IN SLUMS http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/16/indigenous-people-in-brazil-facing-deforestation-joblessness-seek-out-cities/

 

New York Times,  November 24, 2012

▶ SWALLOWING THE RAINFOREST AS BRAZILIAN CITIES SURGE IN AMAZON. The torrid expansion of rain forest cities is alarming scientists, as an array of new industrial projects transforms the Amazon into Brazil’s fastest-growing region.... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/world/americas/swallowing-rain-forest-brazilian-cities-surge-in-amazon.html?_r=0

 

Mongabay, February 11, 2014
▶ HELPING THE AMAZON'S JAGUAR PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL WISDOM. The process of acculturation transformed once proud cultures into fragmented remnants, their self-sufficiency and social cohesion stripped away, left to struggle in a new world marked by poverty and external dependence. ...
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-matses-fleck-interview.html

 

 June 17, 2013 Amazon Watch:
▶ WE WON'T STOP FIGHTING: Facing enormous setbacks to indigenous rights in Brazil, 400 Kayapo leaders and warriors met on the Xingu River to discuss strategy for upholding their rights http://amazonwatch.org/news/blog

 

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                                         UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://sco.lt/8PcKsD


                                           ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                     http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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VIDEO

CONTACT: VIOLENCE, ILLEGAL LOGGING DRIVES UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF BRAZIL OUT OF FOREST

                                                   http://sco.lt/56ArZJ

 

 

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                                             DEFORESTATION

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▶ RAPING THE AMAZON, 25 Jan 2013

After years of gains against destruction of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil appears to be suffering from an increase in deforestation as farmers, loggers, miners and builders move into previously untouched woodland, according to data compiled by the... http://planetark.org/wen/67719

 

Environmental Protection:
▶  BRAZIL REPEALS FOREST CODE AND DEFORESTATON ACCELERATES http://eponline.com/articles/2014/01/08/brazil-repeals-forest-code-and-deforestation-accelerates.aspx

 

Mongabay, April 18, 2014
▶ RAINFORESTS ON FIRE:  CLIMATE CHANGE IS PUSHING THE AMAZON OVER THE EDGE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0418-morgan-amazon-fire.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                                       BURNING THE LAND

                 MAN-MADE FIRES IN THE AMAZON, AND BEYOND 

                                        http://sco.lt/8LlR1l

 

May 23, 2013 Terra Daily

▶ AMAZON RIVER EXHALES AS OXYGEN AND ALL CARBON TAKEN UP BY RAIN FOREST http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Amazon_River_exhales_virtually_all_carbon_taken_up_by_rain_forest_999.html

 

Mongabay, November 17, 2013

▶  WHY IS AMAZON DEFORESTATION CLIMBING? http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1116-nepstad-why-is-deforestation-climbing.html

 

September 4, 2013 Mongabay
▶ DEFORESTATION SURGES AS ECUADOR KILLS AMAZON PROTECTION PLAN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0903-ecuador-deforestation.html

 

Scientific American, January 18, 2012

▶ RAINFOREST IN TRANSITION:  IS THE AMAZON TRANSFORMING BEFORE OUR EYES? COURTESY OF HUMAN IMPACTS ON REGION'S WEATHER http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/amazon-rainforest-tranformation/

 

Conservation Magazine, November 12, 2013

▶ WILL AMAZON LOGGING THREATEN U.S. FOOD SUPPLY?
As deforestation of the Amazon continues, the effects could be felt as far as the western United States. According to a new study, logging could trigger changes in climate that ultimately dry out important farming regions in California.http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/11/will-amazon-logging-threaten-us-food-supply/

 

 May 22, 2013 WLE
▶ THE ROLE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE AMAZON http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/05/22/the-role-of-ecosystem-services-on-food-security-and-nutrition-in-the-amazon/

 

Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors

 

                                                   VIDEO
                                                 KarmaTube:
             HANGING IN THE BALANCE:  THE FUTURE OF A FOREST
Scientists believe that we are at a tipping point of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, the largest contiguous tropical forest in the world
http://www.karmatube.org/?op=nletter&id=3239

 

 July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶ DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/

 

May 18, 2013 - Mongabay

▶ DEFORESTATION IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON PACING 88% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR'S RATE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0518-imazon-sad-update.html?utm_source=feedly

 

Forest People's Programme, October 12, 2014
UN-REDD AND THE GREEN LAND GRAB IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/redd-and-related-initiatives/news/2012/10/return-fortress-conservation-redd-and-green-land-gr

 

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                                               AGRICULTURE

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The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation

 

                                         --- WATCH --

                                          FILM: "ALMA"

                       A journey into the soul of humanity -

                               Deforestation in The Amazon

A powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the terrible price we pay for deforestation and mindless consumerism http://sco.lt

/60MIAz

 

 

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                                         OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

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June 18, 2013 Business Insider

▶ INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

  ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF ITS AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://www.businessinsider.com/ecuador-selling-its-rainforest-to-china-2013-3#ixzz2WLg5gu9S

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News
▶ Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
▶ OIL INDUSTRY 'DEVASTATING' FOR AMAZON COMMUNITIES, WARNS UN RAPPORTEUR - James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/oil-industry-amazon-communities-un-rapporteur

 

Redd Monitor

▶ GAS EXTRACTION AND UN-REDD IN PERU http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/14/gas-extraction-and-redd-in-peru-you-cant-have-your-cake-and-eat-it/#more-13489

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/

 

Climate & Capitalism, October 29, 2013
 ▶  CHEVRON'S SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK JUSTICE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/10/29/chevrons-scorched-earth-campaign-block-justice/

 

CSRWire, December 26, 2013
 ▶ ECUADOR:  A WIN FOR THE PEOPLE vs CHEVRON http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1159-ecuador-a-win-for-the-people-vs-chevron

 

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                                               GOLD MINING

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                                                   VIDEO:
                       Huffington Post Canada, October 1, 2013

                                 Carnegie Airborne Observatory
▶ AMAZON GOLD MINING VIDEO REVEALS DEFORESTATION DEVASTATION BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/29/amazon-gold-mining-video-carnegie_n_4013594.html

 

▶ A MODERN GOLD RUSH IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT, RIVERS AND FORESTS http://sco.lt/5ha9RJ

 

TerraDaily, October 28, 2013
▶ GOLD MINING IS RAVAGING PERUVIAN AMAZON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Gold_mining_is_ravaging_Peruvian_Amazon_study_999.html

 

 Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors

 

May 16, 2013 Mongabay

▶ NGO: CONFLICT OF INTERESTS BEHIND PERUVIAN HIGHWAY PROPOSAL THROUGH THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0516-hance-peru-highway.html

 

▶ IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3667412309/in-the-rain-forests-of-peru-a-modern-gold-rush-poisons-the-environment

 

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                                 DAMS DAMNING THE AMAZON

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The Ecologist, October 28, 2014
▶  INDUSTRIALIZATION OF THE AMAZON AND BRAZIL'S GIANT DAM PROGRAMME IS A CLIMATE DISASTER Brazil's newly elected Dilma Roussef is committed to completing the disastrous Belo Monte dam, writes Helle Abelvik-Lawson. Worse, she looks certain to press ahead with the industrialisation of the Amazon, with 61 hydroprojects in the pipeline. And new scientific findings about the massive climate impacts of tropical forest dams are not about to stop her.  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606845/brazils_giant_dam_programme_is_a_climate_disaster.html

 

 

                                             VIDEO Documentary
                                                  "DAMOCRACY"

                 Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams    http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html

 

 

Guardian Environment, May 06, 2014
-▶ MORE THAN 400 MEGA DAMS PLANNED FOR AMAZON AND HEADWATERS potentially leading to the "end of free-flowing rivers", contributing to "ecosystem collapse", and causing huge social problems

  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/may/06/more-400-dams-amazon-headwaters

 

February 6, 2013 Environmental Protection
▶ THE VULNERABILITY OF AMAZON'S FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS http://eponline.com/articles/2013/02/01/the-vulnerability-of-amazons-freshwater-ecosystems.aspx

 

-▶  WHEN WILL WE LEARN: BRAZIL STATE BANK TO INVEST $11 BILLION IN AMAZON DAM  http://sco.lt/6bEuy9

 

 TerraDaily, October 28, 2013
▶ BRAZIL JUDGE ORDERS WORK ON HUGE BELO MONTE DAM HALTED http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Brazil_judge_orders_work_on_huge_Amazon_dam_halted_999.html

 
                                                       VIDEO

                           International Rivers, August 21, 2013
                       Río Marañon: DAMS AND ECOSYSTEMS

                      THE GRAND CANYON OF SOUTH AMERICA

The Marañon River is one of the most important water sources in Peru and a key Amazon tributary. The river runs through ten distinct regions of Peru which are home to almost 14% of the Peruvian population and is an area of unique biodiversity with dry forests that extend along the upper river valley and its tributaries. The Marañon River and the critical ecosystems that it supports are threatened by plans to build a series of 20 dams along the river. http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/r%C3%ADo-mara%C3%B1on-the-grand-canyon-of-south-america-8061

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

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May 23, 2013 Yale Global
▶ BRAZIL: BIG DEMAND FOR NATURAL COSMETICS AND LOW ENFORCEMENT THREATEN BRAZIL'S CANDEIA TREE http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/sustainability-or-greenwashing

 

Mongabay, March 14, 2012

▶ AMAZON PLANT YIELDS MIRACLE CURE FOR DENTAL PAIN http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0314-hance_acmellaoleracea.html

 

  Science Daily, January 29, 2012

▶ NEW BIODIVERSITY MAP OF ANDES-AMAZON BASIN OF PERU AND BOLIVIA SHOWS SPECIES IN DIRE NEED OF PROTECTION http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126223929.htm

 

Mongabay, August 12, 2013

  -▶ NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY IN AMAZON RAINFOREST AND LARGE PREDATORS LINKED TO MEGAFAUNA EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0812-hance-megafauna-amazon-nitrogen.html

 

Science Codex, April 09, 2012
▶ 800-YEAR-OLD FARMERS COULD TEACH US HOW TO PROTECT THE AMAZON http://www.sciencecodex.com/800yearold_farmers_could_teach_us_how_to_protect_the_amazon-89438

 

August 21, 2013 Mongabay

▶ PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html

 

 August 31,2013 Yale Global

▶ AN AMAZONIAN BATTLE http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/amazonian-battle

 

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                                                     VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 

 

                                                    VIDEO

  THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/7e8Zur

 

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

 

▶ ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

▶ UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

 

                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 

 

-▶  LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

-▶  MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                     On UNRedd and Redd+

CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN? CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

 

▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 

                                                      VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHT AND CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 

▶ ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR

 

▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

                                               WATCH:

▶ TEN NEWS "PALM OIL ECOCIDE"  TV AUSTRALIA VIDEO: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

 

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                                      http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

▶ MORE ON DEFORESTATION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

 

 

 

 


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Informational Website:

C-January 25, 2013

R-Talks about the threats to the Tropical Rainforest and its effects on climate. Inlcudes Climate Changes, and human impacts to the Rainforest. 

A-The author is Paulo Prada, who is an author for Planet Ark Organization.

A- It relates to issues facing the biome and climate.

P- The purpose of this website, is to denounce a major problem that is present in the Rainforest, such as deforestation and climate change.

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pdjmoo's curator insight, November 1, 2014 1:47 AM

                                   ----------RESOURCES-------

 

FOREST PEOPLES  http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 ▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

 ▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

 ▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

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Brazil says Amazon deforestation down to lowest level

Brazil says Amazon deforestation down to lowest level | APES | Scoop.it

Brazil said Monday that the pace of deforestation in its Amazon region fell to its lowest level since authorities began monitoring the world's largest tropical rainforest.

Justin C.'s insight:

Magazine Article:

C- Dec 05, 2011

R-It is relevant because it alerts people about the dangers of deforestation.

A-The information was published by a reliable website that performs scientific tests on specific aspects of the biome.

A-The data reliable because it is stated that they have done several other tests to prove data is accurate.

P-The purpose is to alert people that they are contributing to deforestation and that the Rainforest is becoming smaller.

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Rebecca Delabrer's curator insight, September 22, 2014 10:47 PM

This article is about how the rate of deforestation of the Amazon Rain Forest has decreased since about 2010. There was still a decently large chunk of the rain forest that was chopped down, about four times the size of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city.

Its good to hear that deforestation has gone down because I remember being in middle school and reading articles about the government tearing down the rainforest and killing it. I remember thinking that there won't be any left in a couple of years if they didn't stop and it's nice to hear that they are decreasing deforestation.

Annah Detwiler's curator insight, November 4, 2014 10:12 AM

I think this is a great thing that is happening, not only is deforestation down, but it also means that it is another habitat saved.

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The Trumpet Tree - read all about it

The Trumpet Tree - read all about it | APES | Scoop.it

Per Chaa Creek's site: "Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Trumpet Tree and its scientific name is Cecropia peltata. It is a tropical, fast growing tree, with a tall ungainly open habitat of growth, which is widely abundant in the tropical rainforest. The local name, Trumpet Tree, comes from a tradition of the Ancient Maya who used the stems to make ceremonial trumpets. The Trumpet Tree grows in Central and South America, the Caribbean and can range up to 20mm in height."

 

I think they mean 20 meters in height, or they're talking about a really small tree.


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C-January 19, 2012

R-The article was relevant because it talks about the biodiversity of plants in the biome.

A-The information was presented by surveyors of the land who have seen the plants in person and studied them.

A-The information. from a travel website, which gives information about flora and fauna in the area of Brazil.

P-The purposes is to show people the variety of new species and to show them the new plant and biodiversity in the biome.

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How Palm Oil Production Has Changed Life for the Orangutan

How Palm Oil Production Has Changed Life for the Orangutan | APES | Scoop.it

Photo Credit: Outlook Expeditions

Palm oil is a vegetable oil that can be found in around 50 percent of all consumer goods. This singular oil may appear to be an unassuming additive, but when you look down the supply chain to the regions of the world where palm oil is grown, this oil becomes rather devious. Palm oil production is one of the leading causes of deforestation in the Indonesian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. In Sumatra, approximately 10.8 million hectares of tropical forest have been cleared to make way for palm plantations, and the circumstances in Borneo are no better.

 

The process most favored by the palm oil industry for clearing space for palm plantations is the slash and burn technique. A rather self-explanatory process, palm producers hack away at the existing fauna present in the rainforest, then set what is left on fire to create a flat, unadulterated plain. This process destroys any living being, plant or animal, in sight. Palm oil is a highly profitable crop, meaning many companies are willing to turn a blind eye to the damage that is caused in its production.

 

Sadly, however, there are many casualties of the palm industry as the result of this vicious practice, one of the most prominent being the orangutan.

 

 

Justin C.'s insight:

C-December 9, 2014

R-Talks about how the plants and animals exist mutualistically, which is important in understanding the Tropical Rainforest Biome.

A-The website was made by environnentalists who spent time on the land researching and learning about it.

A-The information presented is accurate and the organization onegreenplanet is very credible.

P-The purpose of this was to show how humans are destroying the delicate biome.

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AMAZON RAINFORESTS: Deforestation, Mining rises again in Brazil's Amazon Impacting Ecosystems, Climate, devastating indigenous communities

AMAZON RAINFORESTS: Deforestation, Mining rises again in Brazil's Amazon Impacting Ecosystems, Climate, devastating indigenous communities | APES | Scoop.it

1. INDIGENOUS ISSUES

2. FORESTS

3. AGRICULTURE

4. OIL & GAS

5. GOLD MINING

6.  DAMS

 

Ecowatch, December 30, 2013
▶  AMAZON DEFORESTATION, MINING, AGRICULTURE AND HYDROPOWER THREATEN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AMERICAN CONTINENT http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/30/amazon-deforestation-threatens-south-americas-water/

 

Redd Monitor, October 31, 2014
▶  BRAZIL'S DEFORESTATION SOARED BY 290% IN SEPTEMBER 2014 - WHAT NEXT?  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/10/31/what-next-brazils-deforestation-soared-by-290-in-september-2014/

 

Thomson Reuters Foundation, December 02, 2014
-▶  IGNORING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS IN AMAZON FUELS GLOBAL WARMING  STUDY. More than half the carbon in the Amazon region could be released into the atmosphere unless indigenous land rights are protected.

Indigenous territories and protected natural areas across nine South American countries account for more than half the carbon stored in the Amazon, the study published in the journal Carbon Management reported. http://www.trust.org/item/20141202185859-3guhn/

 

Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html

 

Associated Press, September 16, 2014
▶ INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN BRAZIL FACING DEFORESTATION, JOBLESSNESS SEEK OUT CITIES, END UP IN SLUMS http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/16/indigenous-people-in-brazil-facing-deforestation-joblessness-seek-out-cities/

 

New York Times,  November 24, 2012

▶ SWALLOWING THE RAINFOREST AS BRAZILIAN CITIES SURGE IN AMAZON. The torrid expansion of rain forest cities is alarming scientists, as an array of new industrial projects transforms the Amazon into Brazil’s fastest-growing region.... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/world/americas/swallowing-rain-forest-brazilian-cities-surge-in-amazon.html?_r=0

 

Mongabay, February 11, 2014
▶ HELPING THE AMAZON'S JAGUAR PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL WISDOM. The process of acculturation transformed once proud cultures into fragmented remnants, their self-sufficiency and social cohesion stripped away, left to struggle in a new world marked by poverty and external dependence. ...
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-matses-fleck-interview.html

 

 June 17, 2013 Amazon Watch:
▶ WE WON'T STOP FIGHTING: Facing enormous setbacks to indigenous rights in Brazil, 400 Kayapo leaders and warriors met on the Xingu River to discuss strategy for upholding their rights http://amazonwatch.org/news/blog

 

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                                         UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://sco.lt/8PcKsD


                                           ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                     http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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VIDEO

CONTACT: VIOLENCE, ILLEGAL LOGGING DRIVES UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF BRAZIL OUT OF FOREST

                                                   http://sco.lt/56ArZJ

 

 

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                                             DEFORESTATION

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▶ RAPING THE AMAZON, 25 Jan 2013

After years of gains against destruction of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil appears to be suffering from an increase in deforestation as farmers, loggers, miners and builders move into previously untouched woodland, according to data compiled by the... http://planetark.org/wen/67719

 

Environmental Protection:
▶  BRAZIL REPEALS FOREST CODE AND DEFORESTATON ACCELERATES http://eponline.com/articles/2014/01/08/brazil-repeals-forest-code-and-deforestation-accelerates.aspx

 

Mongabay, April 18, 2014
▶ RAINFORESTS ON FIRE:  CLIMATE CHANGE IS PUSHING THE AMAZON OVER THE EDGE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0418-morgan-amazon-fire.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                                       BURNING THE LAND

                 MAN-MADE FIRES IN THE AMAZON, AND BEYOND 

                                        http://sco.lt/8LlR1l

 

May 23, 2013 Terra Daily

▶ AMAZON RIVER EXHALES AS OXYGEN AND ALL CARBON TAKEN UP BY RAIN FOREST http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Amazon_River_exhales_virtually_all_carbon_taken_up_by_rain_forest_999.html

 

Mongabay, November 17, 2013

▶  WHY IS AMAZON DEFORESTATION CLIMBING? http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1116-nepstad-why-is-deforestation-climbing.html

 

September 4, 2013 Mongabay
▶ DEFORESTATION SURGES AS ECUADOR KILLS AMAZON PROTECTION PLAN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0903-ecuador-deforestation.html

 

Scientific American, January 18, 2012

▶ RAINFOREST IN TRANSITION:  IS THE AMAZON TRANSFORMING BEFORE OUR EYES? COURTESY OF HUMAN IMPACTS ON REGION'S WEATHER http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/amazon-rainforest-tranformation/

 

Conservation Magazine, November 12, 2013

▶ WILL AMAZON LOGGING THREATEN U.S. FOOD SUPPLY?
As deforestation of the Amazon continues, the effects could be felt as far as the western United States. According to a new study, logging could trigger changes in climate that ultimately dry out important farming regions in California.http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/11/will-amazon-logging-threaten-us-food-supply/

 

 May 22, 2013 WLE
▶ THE ROLE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE AMAZON http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/05/22/the-role-of-ecosystem-services-on-food-security-and-nutrition-in-the-amazon/

 

Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors

 

                                                   VIDEO
                                                 KarmaTube:
             HANGING IN THE BALANCE:  THE FUTURE OF A FOREST
Scientists believe that we are at a tipping point of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, the largest contiguous tropical forest in the world
http://www.karmatube.org/?op=nletter&id=3239

 

 July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶ DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/

 

May 18, 2013 - Mongabay

▶ DEFORESTATION IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON PACING 88% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR'S RATE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0518-imazon-sad-update.html?utm_source=feedly

 

Forest People's Programme, October 12, 2014
UN-REDD AND THE GREEN LAND GRAB IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/redd-and-related-initiatives/news/2012/10/return-fortress-conservation-redd-and-green-land-gr

 

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                                               AGRICULTURE

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The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation

 

                                         --- WATCH --

                                          FILM: "ALMA"

                       A journey into the soul of humanity -

                               Deforestation in The Amazon

A powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the terrible price we pay for deforestation and mindless consumerism http://sco.lt

/60MIAz

 

 

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                                         OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

                                    =====================

 

June 18, 2013 Business Insider

▶ INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

  ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF ITS AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://www.businessinsider.com/ecuador-selling-its-rainforest-to-china-2013-3#ixzz2WLg5gu9S

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News
▶ Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
▶ OIL INDUSTRY 'DEVASTATING' FOR AMAZON COMMUNITIES, WARNS UN RAPPORTEUR - James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/oil-industry-amazon-communities-un-rapporteur

 

Redd Monitor

▶ GAS EXTRACTION AND UN-REDD IN PERU http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/14/gas-extraction-and-redd-in-peru-you-cant-have-your-cake-and-eat-it/#more-13489

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/

 

Climate & Capitalism, October 29, 2013
 ▶  CHEVRON'S SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK JUSTICE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/10/29/chevrons-scorched-earth-campaign-block-justice/

 

CSRWire, December 26, 2013
 ▶ ECUADOR:  A WIN FOR THE PEOPLE vs CHEVRON http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1159-ecuador-a-win-for-the-people-vs-chevron

 

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                                               GOLD MINING

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                                                   VIDEO:
                       Huffington Post Canada, October 1, 2013

                                 Carnegie Airborne Observatory
▶ AMAZON GOLD MINING VIDEO REVEALS DEFORESTATION DEVASTATION BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/29/amazon-gold-mining-video-carnegie_n_4013594.html

 

▶ A MODERN GOLD RUSH IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT, RIVERS AND FORESTS http://sco.lt/5ha9RJ

 

TerraDaily, October 28, 2013
▶ GOLD MINING IS RAVAGING PERUVIAN AMAZON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Gold_mining_is_ravaging_Peruvian_Amazon_study_999.html

 

 Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors

 

May 16, 2013 Mongabay

▶ NGO: CONFLICT OF INTERESTS BEHIND PERUVIAN HIGHWAY PROPOSAL THROUGH THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0516-hance-peru-highway.html

 

▶ IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3667412309/in-the-rain-forests-of-peru-a-modern-gold-rush-poisons-the-environment

 

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                                 DAMS DAMNING THE AMAZON

                                 =========================

 

The Ecologist, October 28, 2014
▶  INDUSTRIALIZATION OF THE AMAZON AND BRAZIL'S GIANT DAM PROGRAMME IS A CLIMATE DISASTER Brazil's newly elected Dilma Roussef is committed to completing the disastrous Belo Monte dam, writes Helle Abelvik-Lawson. Worse, she looks certain to press ahead with the industrialisation of the Amazon, with 61 hydroprojects in the pipeline. And new scientific findings about the massive climate impacts of tropical forest dams are not about to stop her.  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606845/brazils_giant_dam_programme_is_a_climate_disaster.html

 

 

                                             VIDEO Documentary
                                                  "DAMOCRACY"

                 Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams    http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html

 

 

Guardian Environment, May 06, 2014
-▶ MORE THAN 400 MEGA DAMS PLANNED FOR AMAZON AND HEADWATERS potentially leading to the "end of free-flowing rivers", contributing to "ecosystem collapse", and causing huge social problems

  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/may/06/more-400-dams-amazon-headwaters

 

February 6, 2013 Environmental Protection
▶ THE VULNERABILITY OF AMAZON'S FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS http://eponline.com/articles/2013/02/01/the-vulnerability-of-amazons-freshwater-ecosystems.aspx

 

-▶  WHEN WILL WE LEARN: BRAZIL STATE BANK TO INVEST $11 BILLION IN AMAZON DAM  http://sco.lt/6bEuy9

 

 TerraDaily, October 28, 2013
▶ BRAZIL JUDGE ORDERS WORK ON HUGE BELO MONTE DAM HALTED http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Brazil_judge_orders_work_on_huge_Amazon_dam_halted_999.html

 
                                                       VIDEO

                           International Rivers, August 21, 2013
                       Río Marañon: DAMS AND ECOSYSTEMS

                      THE GRAND CANYON OF SOUTH AMERICA

The Marañon River is one of the most important water sources in Peru and a key Amazon tributary. The river runs through ten distinct regions of Peru which are home to almost 14% of the Peruvian population and is an area of unique biodiversity with dry forests that extend along the upper river valley and its tributaries. The Marañon River and the critical ecosystems that it supports are threatened by plans to build a series of 20 dams along the river. http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/r%C3%ADo-mara%C3%B1on-the-grand-canyon-of-south-america-8061

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

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May 23, 2013 Yale Global
▶ BRAZIL: BIG DEMAND FOR NATURAL COSMETICS AND LOW ENFORCEMENT THREATEN BRAZIL'S CANDEIA TREE http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/sustainability-or-greenwashing

 

Mongabay, March 14, 2012

▶ AMAZON PLANT YIELDS MIRACLE CURE FOR DENTAL PAIN http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0314-hance_acmellaoleracea.html

 

  Science Daily, January 29, 2012

▶ NEW BIODIVERSITY MAP OF ANDES-AMAZON BASIN OF PERU AND BOLIVIA SHOWS SPECIES IN DIRE NEED OF PROTECTION http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126223929.htm

 

Mongabay, August 12, 2013

  -▶ NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY IN AMAZON RAINFOREST AND LARGE PREDATORS LINKED TO MEGAFAUNA EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0812-hance-megafauna-amazon-nitrogen.html

 

Science Codex, April 09, 2012
▶ 800-YEAR-OLD FARMERS COULD TEACH US HOW TO PROTECT THE AMAZON http://www.sciencecodex.com/800yearold_farmers_could_teach_us_how_to_protect_the_amazon-89438

 

August 21, 2013 Mongabay

▶ PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html

 

 August 31,2013 Yale Global

▶ AN AMAZONIAN BATTLE http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/amazonian-battle

 

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                                                     VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 

 

                                                    VIDEO

  THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/7e8Zur

 

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

 

▶ ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

▶ UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

 

                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 

 

-▶  LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

-▶  MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                     On UNRedd and Redd+

CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN? CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

 

▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 

                                                      VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHT AND CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 

▶ ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR

 

▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

                                               WATCH:

▶ TEN NEWS "PALM OIL ECOCIDE"  TV AUSTRALIA VIDEO: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

 

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                                                WATCH:

                                 "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" -

                               AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                      http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

▶ MORE ON DEFORESTATION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

 

 

 

 


Via pdjmoo
Justin C.'s insight:

Informational Website:

C-January 25, 2013

R-Talks about the threats to the Tropical Rainforest and its effects on climate. Inlcudes Climate Changes, and human impacts to the Rainforest. 

A-The author is Paulo Prada, who is an author for Planet Ark Organization.

A- It relates to issues facing the biome and climate.

P- The purpose of this website, is to denounce a major problem that is present in the Rainforest, such as deforestation and climate change.

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pdjmoo's curator insight, November 1, 2014 1:47 AM

                                   ----------RESOURCES-------

 

FOREST PEOPLES  http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 ▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

 ▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

 ▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

Ashley Neeb's curator insight, February 3, 2015 2:56 PM

DEFORESTATION!

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Miniature Grasshopper-like Insect Discovered in Belize

Miniature Grasshopper-like Insect Discovered in Belize | APES | Scoop.it

This is cool.

 

"...Scientists at the University of Illinois have discovered a new species of tiny, grasshopper-like insect in the tropical rainforests of Belize. The new species is named Ripipteryx mopana. The name commemorates the Mopan people - a Mayan group, native to the region..."


Via BelizeNet.com
Justin C.'s insight:

Journal Article:

C-December 9, 2014

R-The article talks about the new species in the Tropical Rainforest and the effect on biodiversity

A- Information was given from science-based website made by profespionage.

A-Accurate information because it was done by officials who followed it with credible information.

P-The purpose was to show that the rainforest is full of biodiversity and and organisms. Also, shows how Rainforest is constantly changing.

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Tree loss slows in African rainforest | BBC News

Tree loss slows in African rainforest | BBC News | APES | Scoop.it

Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforests has slowed, a study suggests.

 

Satellite images of Africa's Congo Basin reveal that deforestation has fallen by about a third since 2000.

 

Researchers believe this is partly because of a focus on mining and oil rather than commercial agriculture, where swathes of forest are cleared.

The work is published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

 

It is part of a series that is examining the state of Africa's forests.

Dr Simon Lewis, from the University of Leeds and University College London, said: "Most of the focus has been on the Amazon and on South East Asian tropical rainforests, and a big bit of the missing picture is what is going on the Congo Basin in Central Africa.

 

"We really wanted to pull together information about this amazing region that we know very little about."

 

Click headline to read more and access hot links--

 


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
Justin C.'s insight:

Case Study:

C-July 22, 2013

R-The information is relevant because it shows the harm of deforestation.

A-BBC is a source that has many researchers, who were able to explore and contribute information over the Rainforest to the case study.

A-The information was made by by journalists who observed African land, this commitment is a reason to indicate that the information is accurate.

P-The purpose of the case study is to show the adverse effects of deforestation on the environment and how it is negatively impacting human's lives.

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Emerald Pina's curator insight, May 25, 2015 10:30 AM

The article talks about how deforestation has been reduced in Africa's Congo Basin. The Congo Basin, the world's second largest rainforest, is home to many species and it can be considered as a carbon sink. The article emphasizes that if parts of the rainforest are lost, than it can result in impacts on climate change, biodiversity, and communities that are dependent on the environment. The article talk about how because  the Central African countries are invested in oil and mining, they are not greatly invested in agriculture, However, scientist believe that as population increases than deforestation will increase for the use of commercial agriculture.

 

This article relates to Unit 5: Agriculture, Food Production and Rural Land Use, because it talks about the affects of deforestation. The article gives info on how the need for space and land to build up commercial agriculture are affecting the rain forests environment. The article also mention Thomas Malthus ideas by saying, "But on the other side, the big increase in human population and the rise in living standards globally means we may need more agricultural commodities."

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Hanging in the Balance: The Future of the Forest VIDEO

Hanging in the Balance: The Future of the Forest VIDEO | APES | Scoop.it

Scientists believe that we are at a tipping point of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, the largest contiguous tropical forest in the world. If we lose much more, the damage may be irreversible. The Amazon is a vast storehouse of biodiversity and plays a critical role in regulating global climate. Today, nearly one fifth of the Amazon has been cleared. This video describes some of the extraordinary efforts being undertaken by social entrepreneurs and stewards of the rainforest that have made a considerable difference to reducing deforestation. Over the last 5 years, Brazil has managed to reduce the rate of deforestation by 80%. However, new regulations threaten to reverse this trend....  http://www.karmatube.org/?op=nletter&id=3239


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Justin C.'s insight:

Video:

C- December 8, 2014

R- This video talks about the effect of the rainforest on humans and the effect of humans on the rainforest

A- This video is by KarmaTube, which makes people aware of the problems and importance of the rainforest

A- KarmaTube is an official organization of professionals, who know what they are talking about

P- Talks about impact on humans and limitations

 

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